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How is holding the brake a mistake? Are you advocating that it's better to let your vehicle launch into the car in front of you with zero resistance? That makes no sense. Also, how does putting it in neutral make any difference in getting rear ended? I don't see any way that you're minimizing knee injuries by shifting to neutral.
OK, my point NOT to try hold the break during impact. Imagine, car in front of you slammed their break, you kept your distance and properly reacted and hit your break and you clearly see in your rear view mirror that car behind you is about to hit you. I performed it in Odyssey and it worked. It was at school carpool lane and the driver was distracted. She pushed my car not much but I was completely stopped and just brace my neck to back rest and shifted to N.

I always on lookout for good tips like using floor mats in a pinch as traction help etc.
 

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Your apologies accepted. Please,accept my sincere apologies. I like your new truck, looks swanky (y)
Apology accepted. And thanks for the compliment on the Frontier. I love this platform. I think it is the only true successor to the Ford Ranger. I could not imagine jumping into a Taco or another mid-size truck.
 

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I thought I would give an update.

The driver that hit me was cited with "Operated MV in Careless or Negligent Manner". Both myself and the driver that I was launched into were not cited and listed as "No Contributing Actions". However, that is not yet enough for State Farm to "assign liability" (state troopers apparently have no idea what they are doing) so the Xterra rests in the back of the tow yard racking up $40 a day storage fees.

My 21-year-old daughter seems to have rebounded well after the first week. I am very happy about that.

My concussion symptoms have eased. I still have some issues, especially with frequent headaches, neck pain, and nausea, but I feel like the right rehab regimen is in place to recover.

AND, I finally have been able to drive the Frontier the last two days. It is very familiar. That makes the transition easier. However, when compared to the Xterra it feels much heavier and turns like a battleship. And that makes it strange. But I am looking forward to the next 200k miles.

Before the accident, I was working on rebuilding a salvaged-title 1997 HD Sporster 1200 that belonged to my daughter's granddaddy (ex-wife's father and Vietnam Veteran). He passed away suddenly on Father's Day. I had bugged him for that bike for over 20 years in hopes that he would sell it to me. When he passed, the family offered it to me. The last time I saw him was at my Mom's graveside service, 25 yards away from where he is now buried. Mom passed away on Mother's Day. How odd is that?

I had just got it running the day before the accident so it's time to dig back into this project/therapy when time and health permits. It was due to be inspected by a licensed rebuilder later next week but I am going to have to delay that for now. Maybe the Sporster was a precursor for rebuilding the Xterra since I have never undertaken that type of project before. We will have to see where that road takes us.

I sincerely appreciate all of the well-wishes and comments. If I buy back the Xterra, I'll be sure to keep you guys updated on the progress.
 

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The repair estimate came to $9541.00. It is not listed as a total loss on the Progressive portal, but the adjuster said on a phone call yesterday that it would be a total loss. The estimate surprisingly does not list damage to the trailer hitch or frame.

Edit: Progressive deems it a total loss, as expected. Still sucks.
 

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I thought I would give an update.
My 21-year-old daughter seems to have rebounded well after the first week. I am very happy about that.
That's the best part.

I thought I would give an update.
My concussion symptoms have eased. I still have some issues, especially with frequent headaches, neck pain, and nausea, but I feel like the right rehab regimen is in place to recover.
Work with good neurologist. These symptoms can haunt you for years if left untreated. Good vitamins/supplements regiment is essential. I can't give you medical advice but can point towards right direction. Be cool.



AND, I finally have been able to drive the Frontier the last two days. It is very familiar. That makes the transition easier. However, when compared to the Xterra it feels much heavier and turns like a battleship. And that makes it strange. But I am looking forward to the next 200k miles.
I have a silly question for you. I thought it might work but when I checked fit on nissan parts they didn't agree. So, how do you think, will crossbars from Frontier fit on X? I have old great shape Thule with old style clamps and they don't fit on X but fit on Pathfinder(s). Is the distance between crossbars the same on Frontier and XTerra?
 

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I believe that the Xterra crossbars are a bit shorter than the Frontier and that is based on a discussion that I had when I was looking for Xterra crossbars a few months ago. I spent about a month researching crossbars for my kayak, even trying Thule universal crossbars. And I can tell ya, they are not universal when it comes to the Xterra.

But this same guy said that he hated Nissan's stock crossbars.... thought they were flimsy. So I actually installed unistrut to rack up my kayak. It wasn't necessarily the most attractive solution, but it was versatile Uni-strut components are also compatible with the Frontier's Utility-track system. I have crossbars on the Frontier but I'll probably just shove it in the bed.


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My daughter is doing great after the accident but returned home early from Disney last Wednesday with COVID. It was mild and she has made a quick recovery but I am pushing all of my appointments another 10 days out. But my next appointment will be a 4-hour MRI scan. Not fun for those of us that are claustrophobic. Things are improving, though,
 

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I believe that the Xterra crossbars are a bit shorter than the Frontier and that is based on a discussion that I had when I was looking for Xterra crossbars a few months ago.
Thank you for detailed answer. I hoped it might work but alas. I like my crossbars, rod vault fit, new Yakima clamps will fit, but growing up in Socialism I don't believe in disposable thingies, keep a good care of my stuff and always trying to repurpose or repair first. I might try a metal fabricator. My first choice not to add more height to my already lifted car.
Thank you again.
 

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My insurance company surprised me with a payout more than the average comps that I prepared. So, the Xterra now belongs to the insurance company. They actually handled it within 2-3 business days. I've just been so busy I haven't been able to respond.

The IAAI Xterra auction can be seen here:

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Maybe somebody on the forum will take a chance on it. I'd love to see it rebuilt.
 

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I managed to drive for 34 years before experiencing my first totaled vehicle and then I lost TWO trucks in less than a year. My wife's AC when out so she borrowed my 2016 Frontier Pro-4X. She was t-boned at an intersection, rolling the truck over on its side and back on its wheels again facing the direction she was coming from. Thankfully it was all very low speed (25 MPHish) and no one had as much as a scratch on them.

The truck, however, was a total loss. It doesn't look so bad in the photos but she took the hit directly on the driver's side, rear wheel wheel. The rear axle and frame are jacked up. It was a damn good truck. It's a shame to lose another Nissan.

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But I liked it so much that I replaced it with an identical 2020 Frontier Pro-4X. Even after test driving the 22, there is just something about 2nd Gens.

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First, thank god your wife was ok. Second, that's some bad luck man! If you lose this one, maybe Nissan's are cursed for you.
I wasn't going to buy another Nissan for that very reason. I even test-drove a Jeep Wrangler Sahara for several days. I hated it. After test driving a Tacoma, Canyon ZR1, 22 Frontier, and a Ford Ranger, I came across this 2020 with only 2400 miles on it. It was too good a deal to pass up.
 
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